Learn the foundations of snowboarding with a bunch of like minded people on our Beginner & Improvers Snowboard Camp. MINT Snowboarding brings you the ultimate ‘learn to snowboard’ holiday with 5 full days of snowboard coaching and 7 days of chalet-hotel accommodation that will get you ready for the rest of the season.
MINT snowboarding is the only school in Europe to offer an entry level specific snowboard camp. Together with Burton’s ‘Learn to Ride’ Program we offer a unique way for beginners to learn to snowboard and for improvers to further build their skills and confidence all over the mountain.
The aim of this snowboard camp is to teach you the fundamentals of the sport in a fun and supportive environment. This week will give you a solid riding platform to build your future snowboarding progression on.
The Beginner & Improver Snowboard Camp is a perfect way for you to spend a week learning to snowboard with others of the same level.
This camp runs for 1 week. It includes 5 days of on snow coaching and a free day to practice your skills. Arrival / departure days depend on the course dates (see below)
Small Group Size: Maximum 6 people (min 4)
The aim of this snowboard camp is to teach you the fundamentals of snowboarding in a fun, relaxed and engaging environment. At the end of the week you will have learnt everything you need to develop your base snowboarding technique which you can build on in the future… as well as having made a whole new bunch of friends. This camp is the ultimate learn to snowboard holiday as well as being a great way for snowboarding beginners to take their first trip to the mountains!
If you’ve never snowboarded before, or have only done a week or two of riding, then this is the perfect snowboard holiday for you! The coaching will teach you everything you need to know from strapping on your board, making your first turns to further developing a solid riding platform to build your future snowboarding progression on.
Are you a higher level rider? We have a intermediate & advanced Technical Performance snowboard camp too!
Travelling alone? Not a problem! Our beginner snowboard camps are designed with solo-travellers in mind. They are a great way to progress your snowboarding, learning in a small group with others of the same level… and you will end the week with a bunch of new snowboard friends!
Fitness Level 1/5: A basic level of fitness required to enjoy this course to it's fullest
Below is a description of the skill levels suited:
Level 1. Beginner
A total beginner or you want to start again. Taking a lesson is by far the best way to begin your snowboarding experience. We’ll give you the basic skills ensuring learning is fun and confidence is built.
Maybe you’ve done a little before, are able to slide on both edges, but are not yet turning from one to another.
Level 2. Improver
You are able to do basic turns in both directions, heelside and toeside, on green and easy blue runs although you may find one easier than the other. Now you’re able to link turns a little encouragement & technical input goes a long way in progressing your snowboarding. We will help you build on those basic skills and start exploring the mountain.
Benefit from 5 full days of coaching in small groups. Coaching runs for 5 days, with a day off mid-week to relax and recuperate or to head out on the slopes and enjoy your new skills.
Day 1: Learning the foundations of snowboarding. We will teach you the skills and techniques which will form the basis of your future riding style.
Day 2: Teaching you the basics of movement skills which paired with the skills and techniques learnt on Day 1 will keep you progressing with confidence.
Day 3: Implementing the skills and techniques gained over the previous 2 days to progress your riding away from the beginner areas.
Day 4: New runs/terrain/confidence, skills development on new terrain.
Day 5: Consolidating everything you have learned so far to get you confidently achieving your snowboard goals.
Accommodation is with the fantastic Star-Ski Chalets in their Chalet-Hotel Starlight in Morzine, situated near to the town center, bars and restaurants.
The newly renovated Chalet-Hotel Starlight is both cosy and modern with a traditional alpine feel. It’s outdoor area has beautiful views over Morzine and is the perfect spot to enjoy some apres drinks after day on the mountain! The chalet-hotel is located a short 8 minute walk from Morzine and a lift to the slopes at the beginning of the day is included.
7 nights accommodation is included in either shared or single rooms. Shared rooms are with other solo travelers joining the camp in same sex, twin or triple rooms. Single rooms are subject to availability.
The following is included:
7 nights chalet-hotel accommodation, 5 nights catered (see accommodation section for more info)
With a fully qualified BASI ISTD (or equivalent) snowboard instructor (5 hrs / day)
To help analyse your riding and consequently understand how to make appropriate changes
Focused towards snowboard stance & alignment
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